The strongest image of Beijing I am left with...is a photograph from....Earth Then and Now.... This is a work of what was come to be called re-photography. (George Fetherling Seven Oaks Magazine www.sevenoaks.mag
Pearce utilizes repeat photography to pair 125 satellite, oblique, and ground-level photographs that illustrate examp les of natural and human impacts on the environment. (K.B. Raitz, University of Kentucky Choice
It will absorb and surprise you in unexpected ways.... a thought-provoking view of humankind's best achievements and worst mistakes. (Sunset Magazine
This collection proves, perhaps once and for all, that a picture's worth a thousand words. (Science News
This book is an eye-opener for detractors of global warming ... a picture is worth a thousand words and Pearce has been able to capture the devastating human imprint we are leaving behind.... It is definitely a book that environmentalists lobbying our federal and provincial governments may wnt to purchase and present to their favorite politicians with the appropriate dedication inscribed on the inside cover. (Anne Kyle The Leader Post (Regina)
The photographs speak for themselves.... "Earth Then and Now" is an interesting and often beautiful look at our planet, warts and all. Recommended for all residents of said planet. (Brian Soneda Skagit Valley Herald (Mount Vernon, WA)
Earth Then and Now is an engaging coffee table book that could easily be updated every five or 10 years with new photos comparing the drastic and dramatic changes our planet continues to experience. (Christina Leadley Embassy Magazine
Selected as a 2008 'Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers' by the Young Adult Library Services Association. (YALSA
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the 300 images here represent a virtual encyclopedia, but one that would be hard-pressed to make such dramatic statements with text alone. Well conceived, well executed, worth a visit. (Kim Long The Bloomsbury Review
It is one thing to read about the effects of forces such as climate change and urbanization. It is quite another to have these effects brought graphically home by the photographs in Earth Then and Now, by Fred Pearce. Anyone who so much as leafs through this book will come away with a crystal clear understanding of the warnings preached by environmentalists worldwide. (Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes
This book is a sobering look at what can happen, and one wonders how future volumes of this book will present the world? Fred Pearce gives a blueprint of past and present, as we anticipate the future. (Shelf Life
Usefully draws on a wide array of photo archives. (Jeff Salamon and Joe Gross Statesman
Fred Pearce has reported on scientific, environmental and developmental issues from 64 countries. He is environment consultant of New Scientist magazine and a regular contributor to the Boston Globe and the London Independent. He is the author of The Last Generation.
Zac Goldsmith is the editor and director of The Ecologist, a leading environmental issues magazine.